Wine Spectator 87 points - Fresh and lively, with a kiwifruit core, followed by lime pulp and chive notes that crackle through the refreshing finish. Drink now. 168 cases imported.-JM
(May 31 2015)
Vinous 89 points - Very pale green-yellow color. Pungent aromas of anise, grapefruit, papaya and fresh herbs. A lovely pliant midweight with harmonious acidity and a touch of minerality framing its juicy citrus, pineapple and herb flavors. Finishes with a dusty, tactile quality and lovely savory persistence. This very fresh Sauvignon is extract-rich and mouthfilling without showing any excess weight.
Pale, bright gold with green reflections. Upfront aromatics of passion fruit and citrus greet the nose following through to a rich palate yielding ripe fruit flavours with a nettle edge. A brisk acidity and stony minerality give natural freshness and length.
|The fruit for DMZ Sauvignon Blanc is selected from premium trellised vineyards located in cooler areas of the Western Cape namely Faure, Durbanville, Stellenboschkloof and Elgin. The vines are between 6 and 10 years old. Soils are a combination of weathered granite, shale and sandstone. Sites are chosen that benefit from morning sun exposure, high elevation and exposure to cooling ocean breezes.
|DeMorgenzon, ’the morning sun,’ was so named because it is the first part of the Stellenboschkloof valley to see the sun because of its high altitude and aspects. We cover the top southern and eastern slopes of Ribbokkop, overlooking the pinnacle of Kanonkop from where a cannon was fired to alert the farms in the region that a ship had put into Table Bay. The first road from Cape Town to Stellenbosch ran through the Stellenbosch Kloof.